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Aug
23
comment conky: proper column alignment
Is a certain package needed for ${goto x} functionality? On my system, all text appearing after a goto statement (regardless of the value used for the positional offset x) fails to display.
Aug
20
accepted enabling thinkpad fn keys in openbox
Aug
18
comment enabling thinkpad fn keys in openbox
Thanks, I'll try assigning bindings to all the keys. I find it interesting that some of the key bindings are firmware-dependent while others are software-dependent.
Aug
17
comment .Xresources font names
That's very helpful. Thanks for the examples as well as for pointing me to the XLFD for the full specifications. I wasn't aware of xfontsel, but find it to be a rather helpful tool for viewing the effect of varying parameters. Your answer also explains why changing the number in the font designation in my question wasn't changing the font size: the number was in the adstyl column rather than the pxlsz column.
Aug
17
accepted .Xresources font names
Aug
17
asked .Xresources font names
Aug
16
comment enabling thinkpad fn keys in openbox
@RaphaelAhrens: Yes, the keys do elicit a response in xev. What's odd is that there are no keybindings for any of the <kbd>Fn</kbd> keys in my rc.xml file (openbox config file), so what is handling the display brightness keys (and not the other special keys) is unclear to me.
Aug
16
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
16
revised support for utf-8 encoding with lpr
added 592 characters in body
Aug
16
asked support for utf-8 encoding with lpr
Aug
15
asked enabling thinkpad fn keys in openbox
Aug
14
comment X does not load after debian upgrade
I ended up formatting my drive and performing a fresh installation. Evidently, the Debian upgrade process is quite fragile.
Aug
14
accepted X does not load after debian upgrade
Aug
14
comment X does not load after debian upgrade
@Braiam: Added the full Xorg log files at the link above.
Aug
14
comment X does not load after debian upgrade
@FaheemMitha: Here are the Xorg log files modified today: pastebin.com/y48ZG9zH
Aug
13
comment X does not load after debian upgrade
During installation, the installer asked me whether I should keep (default action) or replace two existing config files that differed from incoming files. One of the files was /etc/init.d/bootlogd. I opted to retain both of the existing config files (the default action), but since then, nothing is written to /var/log/boot, so I think I should have taken the new config file.
Aug
13
comment X does not load after debian upgrade
@slm: There are 54,000 messages printed to /var/log/syslog, all from today. Thanks for the link. My xorg.conf file is completely empty, so perhaps that is the problem.
Aug
13
comment X does not load after debian upgrade
Thanks, I'm looking over the bug report you sent now and trying to see if I can figure out why the display manager is not running on boot.
Aug
13
comment X does not load after debian upgrade
@FaheemMitha: I am using the Intel driver. I don't believe I forgot to upload any third party modules. I'll upload the whole Xorg.1.log in a paste bin. Could you please tell me what you mean by the relevant portion of the x config? Thanks.
Aug
13
comment X does not load after debian upgrade
Thanks. I find that tty1 is command-line only; tty2 is graphical (it's what displays X after running startx via tty1); tty3--tty6 all display a login prompt; tty7 displays a static underscore in the top left corner (which is the same thing I observe when the system hangs on boot); and tty8 displays a blinking underscore in the same position.